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Cinegy preserves Channel One footage

6 August 2010
Cinegy preserves Channel One footage

Cinegy software has enabled Russia’s Channel One to preserve several decades of Russian television history from the Good Morning show, using a modern digital archive. The show is now looking to incorporate other Cinegy tools into their workflow.

“Cinegy has allowed Good Morning to make a complete transition to a tapeless archive from Betacam SP and Sony IMX tapes, enabling search via keywords and other parameters, creating significant savings on time and costs,” said Andrey Artamonov, technical director at Good Morning (Channel One).

Now the Good Morning team is looking at how to expand their Cinegy installation and modernise other parts of their workflow, to generate more savings and production efficiency benefits. The next step for Good Morning will be implementing Cinegy Air for playout and broadcast automation, followed by a switch to high definition and eventually, totally eliminating tapes in workflow and production.

Cinegy Managing Director, Daniella Weigner said: “The original priorities for Good Morning were scalability, reliability and an affordable price. Two years later and we continue to provide a strong focus on these areas so we are very pleased that Channel One are looking at adding Cinegy Air to their system to modernise their playout workflow as well. Cinegy’s modular structure makes it ideal for this kind of gradual rollout and modernisation."

Today the total storage space for Good Morning is 90TB. Thanks to Cinegy technology, it is easy to expand as needed by adding more disk arrays, or to replace obsolete disks in order to stay at the forefront of modern developments. The Cinegy system at Good Morning now includes the Cinegy Archive along with 20 Cinegy Desktop connections (three used as DV/1394 ingest stations), with five dedicated Cinegy Ingest workstations.

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